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The default mode for managers needs a reset

Grayson Perry, the transvestite artist, took aim last month at "default man": the cabal of white, middle-class, heterosexual, middle-aged males who run the British establishment.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

Why so many bosses are bad

For a long time, one of Canada’s largest residential landlords, Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CAPREIT), admittedly did better at managing its properties than its staff did. Its workers were disengaged and unhappy, and their managers were not providing the right sort of feedback. “People didn’t feel they were being recognized for their efforts, they didn’t feel any sense of accomplishment, and the work they did was kind of just seen as, ‘Oh, that’s your work,’ ” says Jodi Lieberman, vice-president of human resources.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

The fall of the Berlin Wall—a triumph for capitalism?

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago; hence we are now hearing a good deal about it. We are not, however, hearing much about the adverse impact this has been having on so many lives ever since. While the collapse of the wall freed the East Berliners of the shackles of communism, vast numbers of people around the world have since been shackled by another dogma, thanks to a misunderstanding of what brought that wall down. 

Published: 11 Nov 2014

Ingénieurs: du laboratoire au marché

[McGill Dobson Cup Start-UP Competition, Second Place Winner in For Profit track: LifePack is a light-weight, powerfully insulating, environmentally-friendly shipping container for temperature sensitive medical materials.  Compared to current shipping methods, LifePak reduces packaging waste by 50% and shipping costs by up to 35%.] 

Published: 10 Nov 2014

Can an EMBA Help an Entrepreneur?

From the time it was first conceived in 1943 by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Executive MBA has traditionally been a degree offered by large corporations to their top executives. Times have changed though and, especially over the last decade, the background of the typical EMBA participant is no longer reserved for corporate climbers. Doctors, lawyers, NGO professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs often make up today’s EMBA cohorts alongside more traditional demographics.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Felicitations aux Laureates 2014

Louise Richer, who is a current participant in the EMBA McGill-HEC Montreal Program, was awarded the Prix Femmes d’Affaires du Québec last night, in the category for NGO/Non-profit. She is the Directrice Générale de l’Ecole Nationale de l’humour, and she was one of the EMBA scholarship recipients this year.

... Louise Richer Directrice générale et pédagogique École nationale de l’humour

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Decepcionante Informe “España 2018” de las grandes empresas y la RSE

Una gran ocasión perdida

Las grandes empresas españolas se han manifestado con una batería de medidas sobre el empleo a través del “Informe España 2018”  presentado por el Consejo Empresarial de la Competitividad, formado por representantes del Instituto de la Empresa Familiar y los Presidentes de 15 grandes empresas globales españolas.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Reports In-Line Q3 EPS; Announces Reorganization, Exec Changes

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE: RBA) reported Q3 EPS of $0.13, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.13. Revenue for the quarter came in at $102.2 million versus the consensus estimate of $101.47 million.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Talking Management with Professor Karl Moore: To lead many, just show them the way

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGIll University with Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today I am delighted to speak to Marc Poulin who is the CEO of Empire Co. Ltd., the parent of Sobeys, one of Canada’s top retail supermarket chains.

You have almost 100,000 people working for you now, how can you possibly lead 100,000 people? How do you do that?

Published: 6 Nov 2014

The mini-MBA: Can it pack a big career punch?

Adrian Jess has gone from selling vinyl records under the nickname the Human Jukebox to packing boxes at the medical goods company where he now works, and then becoming its director of technical services and logistics – but he’s still looking to gain that career edge.

... Mini-MBAs, an MBA boot camp aimed mostly at middle managers, might seem like a new phenomenon, but they can be traced back in Canada to the late 1940s at McGill University in Montreal.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Rankings are not No. 1 in some schools’ hearts

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management consistently does well in rankings of the world’s best business schools. For instance, Bloomberg Businessweek, the granddaddy of rankers, says the Toronto school is the 11th best globally, outside the United States.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Clean homes, clear corporate minds

Deb Nelson’s first “aha” moment came as she stood on the pavement outside a Montreal restaurant, struggling to summon the courage to go inside. 

... Montreal resident Tolulope Ilesanmi, company founder and chief executive officer, believes cleaning is as much a spiritual service as a physical act. For the past two years, he has invited executives to tap into a deeper sense of purpose by coming to Montreal and working alongside his professional cleaning crews. Ms. Nelson was one of those pilgrims.

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Elite Business Magazine Nov 2014 - We need to create a level playing field

By: Lisa Cohen, assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management

Published: 6 Nov 2014

Eduniversal announces the 2014 Rankings of the Best 1000 Business Schools in 154 Countries

McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management remains but shares N°2 Business School in Northern America.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

Human touch key to success, Marvin Corber tells graduating students

Marvin Corber has carried a secret with him for some 60 years and on Oct. 29, he decided to tell all during the Convocation in which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from McGill.

“Truth be told, I don’t have an undergraduate degree from McGill,” Corber told the graduating Class of 2014 during his address at Place des Arts.

Published: 4 Nov 2014

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